Recently refurbished to a high standard, this cosy cottage dates from 1900.

Ideal location for Sumburgh Lighthouse, birdwatching, Jarlshof, Old Scatness and beautiful, white sandy beaches. Convenient for Sumburgh Airport. Complimentary wifi and a large collection of books, records and CDs.

Key information

Self Catering
Rates start at:
Cottage: £495 per week
Lower rates for longer stays can be negotiated.
Toab, Virkie, Shetland
South Mainland
contactContact Name(s)
Linda Thomson
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Internet access
No smoking
No pets
Tea/Coffee making facilities


The entrance to the cottage is a bright, welcoming conservatory. This leads to the well equipped kitchen and sitting/dining room.

Two steps lead up from the sitting room to the two bedrooms and bathroom. There is a double bedroom with a king-size bed and a small bedroom with a single bed. The bathroom has a bath and a separate shower.

Outside is a small garden and lawn with a drying line for washing. Adjacent to the cottage is a parking space.

Guests are advised that the cottage has a no smoking, no pets policy.


The south mainland has some of Shetland’s most stunning scenery, important archaeological sites and wildlife attractions.

From April to August you can see puffins at Sumburgh Lighthouse, where there is a new visitor centre and exhibition space.

The white sandy beaches of Quendale, West Voe and Grutness are close by and the Pool of Virkie, an important site for bird watching, is a few minutes walk away.

The Iron Age villages of Jarlshof and Old Scatness are easily accessible.

If you want a break from cooking, Sumburgh Hotel is a relaxing place to eat out.

Slightly further north is St Ninian’s Isle, a small tied island connected by the largest active tombolo in the UK. Also worth a visit is the small island of Mousa, known for its broch – an Iron Age round tower – a special protection area for storm petrel breeding colonies.

On your outings, you will often see seals and, if you are lucky, you may see dolphins, otters and killer whales.

If you have a car it is easy to get around the mainland and to visit the smaller islands. Shetland has very good roads and regular ferries.

There is also a frequent bus service from a stop near to the cottage.


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